Pro Tem CLIA Lab Assistant

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tem CLIA Lab Assistant

Job no: 528795
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants, Chemistry

Department: Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by January 25, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a completed online application, please submit a cover letter and a resume or CV.
Department Summary
The Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F) supports scientific research at the University of Oregon by making a broad array of high-end specialized instrumentation accessible to UO researchers for genomics, flow cytometry, and imaging applications. The facility offers training on user-operated instruments within the core and provides consultation on experimental design and data interpretation for all of the services supported. The GC3F is responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of CLIA-regulated COVID-19 sample testing and lab operations in support of the University of Oregon's mission. This includes assuring CLIA-regulated diagnostic services are in compliance with professional standards, and state, federal, and university regulatory requirements.
Position Summary
The GC3F CLIA lab assistant requires a highly motivated person with excellent organizational, laboratory, and communication skills. The research assistant will perform a variety of tasks independently and in collaboration with other lab members. The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support and intellectual input to logistics in the lab. The research assistant will be expected to run automated testing diagnosis, manage lab operations including maintaining supply inventory and develop tools to support these tasks.

The CLIA lab assistant will work independently to ensure smooth lab operations. They will inventory and maintain supplies based on their knowledge of testing procedures and processes, ensuring there is no disruption to lab operations. The lab assistant will perform equipment maintenance, organize supplies and equipment to ensure lab efficiency, and communicate procedures and processes to all lab staff.

The CLIA lab assistant will also perform routine tests in accordance with established procedures. They must be able to identify and troubleshoot issues as they arise, communicating solutions and updated procedures as needed.

The laboratory assistant reports to the Director of GC3F. This is a funding contingent pro tem position that is renewable for up to three years.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology
  • Two years of experience working in a research laboratory setting
    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills and ability in all aspects of laboratory testing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory regulations including CLIA
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office applications and laboratory information management systems (LIMS or LIS)
  • Demonstrated practices of teamwork, respect, integrity, innovation and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Possess a current license issued by the state of OR in which the laboratory is located

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